Chip Cards

What is EMV? Chip cards are based on a global card payment standard called EMV, currently used in more than 80 countries. There are more than 3.4 billion chip cards issued across the globe Why are chip card transactions more secure? Chip card transactions offer you advanced security in-store and at the ATM by making […]

How Are Your Card Processing Fees Assessed?

Interchange fee” is a term used in the payment card industry to describe a fee that a merchant’s bank (the “acquiring bank”) pays a customer’s bank (the “issuing bank”) when merchants accept cards using card networks, such as Visa and MasterCard, for purchases. Although Visa and MasterCard determine Interchange rates, the fees are not retained […]

Notice Regarding Cellular Network Changes in the US

Avoid the scenario where you can no longer process transactions by reviewing your current terminals and checking if they will be usable moving forward. The specific terminals to look out for are listed below. If you have further concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us! Affected Mobile Terminals The S90 Credit Card Processing Terminal will be […]

Can You Afford to Give Your Credit Card Processing to the Lowest Bidder?

With 80% of online shoppers using credit cards, you can’t afford NOT to take credit cards. Did you know that merchants offering credit cards as a payment option increase their profitability by estimated 50%? With the inherent advantages involving credit card processing, should you really go with your initial instinct and choose the cheapest option? […]

What are Non-Qualified Transactions and How Can Merchants Avoid Them

Non-Qualified I frequently get calls from merchants who say they were quoted one rate, but claim different rates are showing up on their statements. Unfortunately, merchants can experience a rate increase or surcharge because of the type of card your customers are using, such as sky miles cards and rewards cards. Another cause of increased […]

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